PG | | Action, Drama, Family
A boy and his mother move to California for a new job. He struggles to fit in, as a group of karate students starts to bully him for dating a rich girl from their clique. It's up to the Japanese landlord, Miyagi, to teach him karate.
Several times, Mr. Miyagi corrects Daniel's pronunciations of "bonsai" and "banzai" which Daniel understandably confuses. "Bonsai", meaning "tray planting", is the art of making a miniature tree in a container, and comes from the Chinese term "penzai", which has the same meaning. "Banzai", meaning "hurrah", (literally, "ten thousand years", that is, "long life") also comes originally from Chinese and is equivalent to the modern Mandarin term "wansui".
Hey, you got a name?
Ali: Ali... with an I. Hey, what's your name?
Daniel: Daniel... with an L.
When Johnny and his friends arrive at the beach on their dirt bikes and stop at the top of the hill, you can see Dutch's helmet fall off the back of his bike and roll on the ground.
The edited-for-TV versions are heavily edited for drugs and violence. The scene where Johnny is rolling a joint in a cubicle is snipped, and we just see Daniel feeding the hose through the top of the door. Many of the fight scenes are clipped, cutting away most of the action and actual punches are not shown. The final move by Daniel is shown, but the immediate reaction of Johnny (and his rolling on the floor in pain) is not
$5,031,753 24 June 1984